Yesterday, Governor Burgum signed House Bill 1169 into law. North Dakota is now the 12th state to enact Constitutional/Permitless Carry. HB 1169 will take effect on August 1, 2017.
HB 1169 eliminates the requirement to obtain a permit in order to lawfully carry. HB 1169 makes the current permitting system optional to allow citizens to obtain permits and take advantage of reciprocity agreements with other states.
This bill recognizes a law-abiding adult’s Right to Keep and Bear Arms for self-defense in the manner he or she chooses. Self-defense situations are difficult, if not impossible, to anticipate. Accordingly, a law-abiding adult’s right to defend himself or herself in such situations should not be conditioned by government-mandated time delays and taxes.
Please thank Governor Burgum for signing this important bill into law! Your NRA-ILA would also like to thank all the legislators who supported this bill in the Legislature. Stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for any further updates.